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Dr. J. Butz is a long-established specialist publisher of vocal, choral and organ music from the 17th to the 21st centuries.

We invite you to look around our website: the buttons on the top left of the page guide you through the main information about the company and its programme. Clicking on the yellow buttons under the image bar leads you to more detailed information.

We hope you enjoy browsing our catalogue, which contains more than 2,500 titles available for immediate delivery; all of the listings offer sample pages.

Our updated catalogue excerpt with 19 new editions is online!


Complete new publications 2019/I are now online!
(with score samples)

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The printed edition of our complete catalogue as well as our new catalogue excerpt are now available and will be sent to you free of charge on request.

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Birger Petersen und Michael Heinemann (Hrsg.):
Zur Orgelmusik Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdys
Studien zur Orgelmusik, Band 7


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Price: € 19.00 (254 pages, with many illustrations and musical examples)
Catalogue no.: BuB 26

Setchell, Jenny:
Hinter den Kulissen: Die Königin lädt ein –
Tatsachen und Turbulenzen aus der Orgelwelt


German translation of Organs & Organists: Their Inside Stories (BuB 21).

Never before have the “queen of instruments”, its performers and its music been presented and appreciated in such a charming manner as in this unique book by best-selling author Jenny Setchell, which is now also available in German translation at last. The ideal gift from and for organists!

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Price: € 26.00 (378 pages, hardcover, with pictures)
Catalogue no.: BuB 25

Petersen, Birger (Hrsg.):
Licht im Dunkel – Lumière dans les ténèbres
Festschrift Daniel Roth zum 75. Geburtstag


When one of the world’s most famous and most respected organists who has been at home in one of the most important organ lofts in the history of music celebrates his 75th birthday, the best way for the “community” to express its appreciation is to produce a veritable “Festschrift” with expert and personal contributions from colleagues, fellows, friends and students from home and abroad. It goes without saying that the splendid volume includes many great names in the history of organ music and organ building – especially from France and Germany. There are brief summaries in French and English of the essays written in German.
The culmination is provided by Daniel Roth himself: his wide-ranging essay on questions of organ interpretation includes the essence of his pedagogical and interpretational maxims, providing every organist with an instructive and pleasurable read – an organ master class to be read at your leisure.
As an added bonus, the book includes a CD of Daniel Roth’s Missa Beuronensis, recently published by Butz-Verlag, a live recording of the first performance in Beuron Archabbey with the Archabbey’s Choralschola and Daniel Roth on the organ.

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Price: € 34.00 (432 pages, hardcover, with pictures and CD)
Catalogue no.: BuB 23

Jenny Setchell: Organs & Organists: Their Inside Stories


Here's a book two kinds of people have been waiting for:
a) organists, b) non-organists.
Organists won’t be able to stop laughing, and will be grateful for the way a famous author understands their joys and sorrows.
And the interested non-organist will get surprising answers to everything about the organ and those who play it – answers that will completely and forever change the way they see a supposedly "boring" instrument.
The book offers few words, but more than 450 fascinating photos and new cartoons.
It is the ultimate humorous declaration of love to the "King of Instruments"!

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Price: € 32.00 (Hardcover, 180 x 180mm format, 416 pp., more than 400 full-colour photos and cartoons)
Catalogue no.: BuB 21

Jenny Setchell: Looking up at Organs and Ceilings


This opulent coffee table book by Jenny Setchell (known for her bestseller “Die Königin und ihr Gefolge”, “Organ-isms”, BuB 13) will fill even the most hardened organ fan with a sense of awe and wonder! There are plenty of organ books packed with pictures of organ cases. But this amazing album brings together more than 50 inspirational photographs of leading instru- ments from four continents and five centuries which for the first time are displayed in the context of the vaulting and ceilings surrounding them. A fascinating insight into how organ-building and architecture can combine to form an incredible harmonious and aesthetic experience. A feast for the eyes to be enjoyed by fans both of organs and of architecture.

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Price: € 18.00 (Hardcover with dust jacket, 64 pp.)
Catalogue no.: BuB 17

Happy Birthday Ton Koopman!

Festschrift Ton Koopman – Studies in Baroque


Ton Koopman is one of the world’s best known and most recognised experts, particularly in baroque and classical music. The friendly conductor, organist and harpsichord player celebrated his 70th birthday on 2nd october 2014, and his colleagues and friends decided to mark this by publishing a veritable and compendious Festschrift.

Inevitably, the focus of the total of 19 essays (including a discography and bibliography), which have been written by leading international academics and practitioners, is on Bach and the organ/organ music, but they also touch on the fine arts and theology.

A new publication which is a must for every musician’s (and music lover’s) library.

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Price: € 32.00 (Hardcover, 392 pp.)
Catalogue no.: BuB 16

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